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SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 206
Btwn Lafayette & Centre Streets
New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this basic baking class:

The desserts featured in this class are both rich in flavor and culinary techniques. You'll learn how to make a foolproof flaky pie crust, beat and fold egg whites, choose the best baking chocolate, perfect whipped cream, and pipe perfect pate au choux pastry dough.

Menu:
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • Individual Fruit Pies (includes Perfect Pie Crust 101)
  • Profiteroles with Crème Chantilly and Chocolate Ganache
Please make sure to ring the outside buzzer, even if the front door is open, so we know you are arriving!

Important: Please reach out to CourseHorse for any dietary restrictions.

School Notes:

You’ll receive a complete recipe packet and enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates. Our classes are BYOB, and you are welcome to bring a bottle to share at the sit-down meal.

There is no sit-down meal for the following classes:

The Baking Basics

Holiday Candy Workshop

Bubbles and Truffles: Candy Making for Adults


Our classes are hands-on, coupled with demonstration-style teaching. Everyone is situated at their own cutting board/chef’s knife station around a large wooden worktable that accommodates the whole class (10 people max). We work together as a group, with the chef at the head of the table.

We focus on knife skills, preparing ingredients for cooking, and we strive to find every opportunity to offer you a hands-on experience at the stove and at your station, all within the spacial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

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Refund Policy

We have a firm 48-hour cancellation policy to ensure that we have enough time to re-fill your seat with another student. For cancellations prior to the 48-hour mark, we are happy to offer credit for a future class. 

Non-refundable, credit only.

While it is not in our nature to say no, we are not able to offer credit/refund for last-minute illnesses or work-related conflicts. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand these things do happen.

Missed Class Policy

What can I do if I have to miss a class during a Boot Camp?

We understand that finding 6 consecutive weeks on your calendar to book a Boot Camp can be challenging, but because of the volume of Boot Camps we offer, we cannot offer you a make-up class if you cannot make one or more of the classes. As a consolation we have two options, for those who need to miss a class within a Boot Camp series:

1) Send a friend in your place (and make them cook you a meal based on their new skills, as repayment!), or

2) Opt for our "Plan B" program:

You are welcome to attend any of our classes that still has an open seat 48 hours before it runs. That way you can take another class and we are just filling empty seats, as opposed to giving you a seat in a future class that would otherwise have been paid for. This does require that you keep tabs on our schedule to see what is available (the number of open seats is part of every class listing)

Plan B does not have any expiration date; just be in touch with me directly when you find a class that works for you.

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This is my first time. Is this course HANDS-ON? In other words, will I be making things or is it more like a demonstration by an instructor?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The class is hands-on, coupled with demonstration-style teaching. Everyone is situated at their own cutting board/chef’s knife station around a large wooden worktable that accommodates the whole class (10 people max). You will work together as a group, with the chef at the head of the table.
Answer from Jacalyn R. Verified Student
It was my first class too and it was hands-on, total participation and instructor demonstration
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Reviews of Classes at Home Cooking New York (1,629)

(1629 Reviews)
The Baking Basics
Reviewed by Nadine C. on 3/2/2020
Erica was a wonderful teacher, adding humor along the way as she instructed the class in making three delicious desserts. She took time for questions as she explained the science of baking.
The Baking Basics
Reviewed by Lindsay G. on 3/2/2020
Loved this class!! Highly recommend. It was the best I’ve taken in NYC. Erica is amazing.
The Baking Basics
Reviewed by Brennan W. on 3/1/2020
Excellent class and the instructor Erica did an amazing job
The Baking Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/1/2020
Loved Erica and love that we got to make three amazing pastries!! Want to do it all over again
The Baking Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/17/2019
The instructor was very informative and gave tips on several fundamental techniques in baking. However, it was a lot less interactive than I anticipated, as the instructor did 90% of the baking, allowing the students to do a handful of the techniques for short time. I enjoyed it, but in my opinion, it was not a great value for the price.
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Home Cooking New York

Founded in 2002, Home Cooking New York provides intimate and hands-on cooking classes at their cooking school in downtown New York City, as well as private classes in students’ home kitchens. Their students range from absolute beginners to amateur home cooks who want to expand their culinary education....

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